Monitor: It is easier and more cost effective to overcome infestations and successfully eliminate cotton jassids during the initial stage of infestation. Cotton jassids are most susceptible to insecticides during the nymphal stage.
Plant resistant varieties: Some cotton varieties compared to other varieties are less susceptible to cotton jassids and are rarely attacked. Even if there is a high level of infestation, if the cotton crops are jassid resistant, spraying applications are not necessary.
Make it a routine to monitor crops regularly and search plants for the presence of cotton jassids and the above described symptoms.
Maintain a healthy plant: Weak plants are more vulnerable to cotton jassids damage than healthy plants. Therefore, adequate irrigation and fertilization regimes are important. However, excessive use of fertilizers, especially containing nitrogen, can result in higher infestations.
Sanitation: Many weeds are hosts for cotton jassids. Clean weeds and wild grasses in and around the crops as often as possible. This is important since it can reduce the overall population of leafhoppers.